Just in case I don't have time to read the whole newspaper, I make sure to read my favorite page first.... the comics. And one of my favorite comics ~ often funny, often poignant ~ is Arlo and Janis.
In case you don't know Arlo and Janis, they are a couple whose son, Gene, grew up, as kidlets are wont to do, right before our eyes. Last year Gene went off to college, and like all good kidlets, came home for the summer. Well, summer vacation is over, and it's time for Gene to go back to college, prompting this from Arlo:
"I thought when Gene went away to school, we'd get our lives back. In reality, those lives, those people, were long gone. If anything, we got our lives back when he came home this summer."
And that is the truth. Looks like I'm never gonna get my life back.
The Time Of His Life
5 years ago